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Easiest Beanie Pattern to Knit

This free knitting pattern shows you how to knit a quick kids hat that is perfect for beginners.

by Craftbits (shellie wilson)

This pattern is for kids and you can extend it for adults.

What you need

Knitting worsted yarn, 2 strands at a time
Knitting Needles size 8mm (the size of a pencil)

Instructions

1) CAST ON:

For NEWBORN:32 stitches
3 – 6 months:34 stitches
6 – 12 months: 38 stitches
1 – 3 years: 40 stitches
3 – 5 YEARS: 42 stitches
5 – 12 YRS: 44 stitches

Adult: 46 stitches.

2) KNIT EVERY ROW
FOR: Newborn: 5 inches
3 – 6 months: 5 1/2 inches
6 – 12 months: 6 inches
1 – 3 yrs.: 6 1/2 inches
3 – 5 yrs.: 7 inches
5 – 12 yrs: 7 inches

Adult: 8 inches

Cast off stitches. Leave a long tail of yarn.

Thread into a darning needle. Weave through the cast off end of the rectangle, 3 rows down from the top.

Gather tightly, and take a few stitches to secure. Then sew up the seam of the hat. Weave ends of yarn into finished work.

YOU ARE DONE!! ENJOY!!

This project was contributed by http://www.etsy.com/shop/hectanooga

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